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Dynamics AX and Azure Are Improving with New Resource Management, More Premium Storage

Microsoft continues to strive for Dynamics AX, CRM, GP and NAV to be more fully integrated into Microsoft Azure with new resource management. This follows from the corporation’s ‘anywhere, anything, anyone’ mantra, which requires that all Microsoft services push for cloud connectivity and cross-device optimisation.

Two new updates this week have brought AX closer to realising this vision.

The first is the new set of PowerShell scripts that will deliver more effective management of AX computing resources in development, demo and test topologies.

As an example, the scripts will enable users to start or shut down all VMs in an Azure subscription; a full description of the update is available from the Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services Engineering blog.

The second feature to be patched in is for those running or considering running AX on Azure in production. Azure Premium Storage (APS) is expanding into four more regions: Central US, East US, North Europe and East Asia. With APS generally available now available, customers from these regions can run their systems on Azure using an SSD storage solution that offers I/O intensive workloads.

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